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Limerick Heat in Irish Youth Music Awards Limerick 2018

Limerick Heat in Irish Youth Music Awards Limerick 2018

Teenagers are invited to take part in the Limerick Heat youth music contest of the Irish Youth Music Awards 2018 (IYMAs) at Limerick Youth Service’s Lava Javas Youth Café, 5 Lower Glentworth St, Limerick City on Friday, February 9th (4:30-8pm).

The youth music contest is open to singers, rappers, bands and groups (14-18 yrs) from all musical genres, with the winners representing Limerick at the National Finals at Croke Park, Dublin on Saturday, April 21st.

The Irish Youth Music Awards 2018 is a great opportunity for young singers, musicians and those interested in all aspects of the music industry, from on stage to behind the scenes, to gain experience of the live music scene.




‘We’re keen to hear from acts who are interested in taking part in the regional qualifier,’ said John Real, Limerick Youth Service.

‘The IYMAs is more of a group work and development project rather than a ‘simply the best’ competition – so all levels are welcome,’ said John, a youth worker at Lava Javas.
Limerick has a great youth music scene and has enjoyed great success at previous IYMAs with local group Elenay, successful at last year’s awards.

‘The local qualifier is the perfect platform to showcase the young musical talent that the city and county have,’ said John adding ‘should the Limerick act also win the nationals they will have their single released as part of the IYMAs album in December.’
Lava Javas is a dedicated Youth Café and home to an active live youth music scene with many well-known acts such as Animal Beats, starting their careers there.

Lava Javas is one of Limerick Youth Service’s four Youth Cafes with the others located in The Factory Southside Youth Space, the Northside Youth Space, and Rathkeale Youth Space.

A member of Youth Work Ireland, Limerick Youth Service remains committed to supporting and encouraging young people to be active participants in shaping their futures.


If you’re interested in applying, please contact John by email at [email protected] or call 061-412444.


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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.